Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" (Isaiah 33:14)
Our Lord does not expect us to behave like zombies when we become Christians. But He does expect that we will have our soul open to the mystery that is God. I think it proper for us to say that a genuine Christian should be a walking mystery because he surely is a walking miracle.
Through the leading and the power of the Holy Spirit, the Christian is involved in a daily life and habit that cannot be explained. A Christian should have upon him an element that is beyond psychology - beyond all natural laws and into spiritual laws.
I think in our witness and ministries, we Christians should be men and women out of the fire. Because our God is holy, He is actively hostile to sin. God can only burn on and on against sin forever.
It matters not how great the sin. To us the message is given, and we may echo it back to the Throne of Grace. It is the deep and inspired petition breathed long ago from the lips of David: "For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great" (Psalm 25:11).
~A. W. Tozer~